STV Glasgow

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STV Glasgow
STV City logo.png
Launched2 June 2014 (STV Glasgow) 24 April 2017 (STV2)
Closed23 April 2017 (STV Glasgow)
Owned bySTV Group plc
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
Audience shareSTV City:[Note 1]
0.01% (March 2017 (2017-03), BARB)
Slogan"Glasgow's on the box"
CountryScotland
LanguageEnglish
Broadcast areaGlasgow
HeadquartersPacific Quay, Glasgow
Replaced bySTV2
Sister channel(s)STV
STV Edinburgh
Websitestv.tv/stv2
Availability
Terrestrial
FreeviewChannel 8
Satellite
SkyChannel 117
Cable
Virgin MediaChannel 159

STV Glasgow was a local television station serving Glasgow and surrounding areas. The station was owned and operated by STV Group plc in partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University.

The channel was closed on Sunday 23 April 2017 and replaced by STV2, a semi-national network of local TV stations which itself closed on 1 July 2018.

History[edit]

STV were awarded local TV licences in January 2013 to operate two digital television channels, under the working titles of GTV and ETV, in Glasgow and Edinburgh respectively, for up to 12 years.[1] Three other bids were made for the Glasgow licence by Glasgow TV, Made in Glasgow and Metro8 Glasgow.

The channel was run in partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University.[2]

STV Glasgow launched at 6.30pm on Monday 2 June 2014, originally airing every day from midday until around midnight.[3] The channel claimed to have reached over half a million viewers in its first month.[4] Its sister station STV Edinburgh launched on 12 January 2015.

The channel extended its hours in March 2015, along with sister channel STV Edinburgh. The two city channels then shared the majority of programming, with most STV Glasgow productions also broadcast on its sister station.

On Monday 24 April 2017, with the launch of more STV City channels in Aberdeen, Ayr and Dundee, the network of services was merged and relaunched as STV2.[5][6]

Programming[edit]

STV Glasgow studio at Pacific Quay

STV Glasgow aired a locally focused schedule of new, archived and imported programming,[7] including daily magazine shows, an expanded STV News service, features, former STV programmes, documentaries and drama.

Non-news productions from the Glasgow studios included the early evening show, Live at Five,[8] sports chat show Peter and Roughie's Football Show,[9] interview series My Life in Ten Pictures and entertainment show Grass Roots Music.[10]

STV Glasgow also aired archived drama series including Taggart, Take the High Road and Rebus alongside the acclaimed Polish World War II drama Czas honoru (Days of Honour) and the comedy drama series High Times. The station aimed to broadcast at least an hour a week of non-English language programming.

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Audience data for STV's local channels in Edinburgh and Glasgow are measured and reported together, as "STV City".
Sources
  1. ^ "Ofcom awards local TV licences in Scotland". Ofcom. 11 January 2013. Archived from the original on 5 November 2013. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
  2. ^ "STV awarded local television licences for Glasgow and Edinburgh". STV. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
  3. ^ "STV announces Glasgow local TV launch date". a516digital. 31 March 2014. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
  4. ^ McCarthy, John (10 July 2014). "STV Glasgow hits over half a million viewers in first month". The Drum. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  5. ^ "STV to launch integrated Scottish and international news show". STV News. STV. 21 September 2016. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Anchor of flagship STV News Tonight show announced". STV News. STV. 26 January 2017. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  7. ^ STV Glasgow confirms schedule for new channel, stv.tv, 8 May 2014
  8. ^ STV Glasgow and STV Edinburgh announce new weeknight show Live at Five, stv.tv, 26 December 2015
  9. ^ Peter and Roughie want you to join them in the boot room on STV Glasgow, stv.tv, 29 May 2014
  10. ^ In My Opinion: Paul Hughes: Looking ahead to the launch of STV Glasgow, allmediascotland, 30 May 2014

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